Category Archives: homeschool enrichment program

Robots, Volcanos, Harry Potter, and Other Acts of Divergent Thinking in the Art Classroom

I am part of an active online PLC group of art educators that has incorporated choice based studio  practices to support student learning through the arts called TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). While most of my fellow group members work … Continue reading

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A Different Angle

I’ve been reading Teacher Tom’s blog almost every day for about a month.  He’s an inspiring educator, and I just love reading his descriptions of play based curriculum.  Almost two weeks ago I got together with my Friday Art Homeschool group, … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the lunchbox!

One of my favorite books that I discovered recently and have been sharing with my students is Nina Laden’s Roberto Insect Architect (2000).  As a boy Roberto, a termite, plays with the wood he is given to eat and creates towers.  His … Continue reading

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Huts to you!

  Today was the first day of a new quarter in the homeschool program I teach in on Wednesdays.  I didn’t sleep well, as new classes always seem to set me to worrying if I’ve got all my materials organized and … Continue reading

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